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Everton vs Spurs preview, predictions & confirmed team news as Kane misses out through illness

By Steve Jennings

Published: 10:00, 2 November 2019 | Updated: 15:33, 3 November 2019

Everton take on Tottenham Hotspur with both sides desperate for the points at Goodison Park, but the visitors will have to make do without talisman Harry Kane.

Marco Silva’s men recovered from last weekend’s defeat at Brighton with a Carabao Cup victory over Watford on Tuesday night, but the Toffees boss needs to find some consistency in the Premier League.

Meanwhile, Spurs are without a win in their last three league outings, most recently losing on Merseyside with a 2-1 defeat at Liverpool. Will their trip up north go better this time around?

Read on for our preview, predictions, team news, ones to watch and more.

When is Everton vs Tottenham and where can I watch live?

Competition: Premier League

Venue: Goodison Park

Date: Sunday, 3 November 2019

Kick-off: 4:30 PM (UK time)

TV coverage (UK): Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League

Last five meetings: Everton vs Tottenham

12 May 2019: Tottenham 2-2 Everton (Premier League)

23 December 2018: Everton 2-6 Tottenham (Premier League)

13 January 2018: Tottenham 4-0 Everton (Premier League)

9 September 2017: Everton 0-3 Tottenham (Premier League)

5 March 2017: Tottenham 3-2 Everton (Premier League)

Aggregate Score: Everton (DLLLL) 6-18 Tottenham (DWWWW)

Ones to watch

Everton: Lucas Digne

After scoring the own goal that won the game for Brighton last weekend, Lucas Digne will be determined to make things right against Tottenham. The left-back will be attacking down Spurs’ right side, where they have been weak of late, primarily because of the error proneness of Serge Aurier and the team’s inability to deal with overlapping full-backs. If he is on his game, Digne should have plenty of joy.

Key stat: Digne has created 24 chances in the Premier League this season, 10 more than Tottenham’s most creative player, Erik Lamela (14).

Tottenham: Son Heung-min

Son was clapped off by some Everton fans when he scored twice in Tottenham’s 6-2 win at Goodison Park last season. The South Korean was everywhere and took his goals superbly. He’ll be hoping for a similar performance on Sunday, and with Everton likely to be attacking and leaving space at the back, Son is the ideal player to exploit those gaps for Spurs.

Key stat: Only Harry Kane (21) has registered more shots on target than Son (18) in the Premier League this season.

Team news



Squawka prediction

Spurs must stop cutting out their constant defensive errors if they are to move up the table. They also need to start scoring more goals, so Mauricio Pochettino could instruct his players to be open at Goodison Park.

That might be a mistake against an Everton side who also need the points and could be driven on by a noisy home crowd.

Scoreline prediction: Everton 3-2 Tottenham